No Point Planning

06 June 2012 03:00
How can you plan anything when you don't know what you have to plan with

Ally McCoist is in a difficult position in trying to plan for the new season. The future of Rangers is surrounded by so much uncertainty that he cannot even guess at what playing resources he will have for pre-season. The Ibrox club are hoping potential new owner Charles Green and his consortium are successful in their plan to agree a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) with the club's creditors which will allow the club to exit administration and avoid a newco scenario. There is still a large question mark over any newco being allowed to join the SPL The Ibrox manager has so far been unable to offer new deals to those now out of contract while the club continues their battle with the SFA over a 12-month transfer embargo. Looking ahead, McCoist said: "It is worrying. I won't lie. I have huge concerns about what is going to happen. I don't know who will still be there by the time we go back. Some of the lads might have moved on. I don't know if I will be able to sign anyone because the situation with the transfer embargo is still up in the air. I don't know if we will still be in administration. We could have exited through the CVA that Charles Green has launched or we could be newco. If that's the case, I don't even know for sure which division we'll be playing in. I am in the dark about so many issues but I can't and won't let it affect my desire for Rangers to be successful. I do know there will be a Rangers and we will be ready for the start of the season." Players, such as Sone Aluko, Andy Little and David Healy, all saw their contracts expire at the end of the season. McCoist went on: "At the moment I can't make them offers. That makes me feel helpless to a certain extent. These boys deserve contracts and I want to give them something but right now I have not been given the go-ahead to do so. As soon as I am in the position to do that, I will. But I am well aware it could be too late."